Ahead of their appearance at UK festival Noisily this weekend, rising UK electronic duo Anaphase make their When We Dip return. The pair, busy working on their debut studio album, have taken five to craft a brand new mixtape for the WWD family, and it doesn’t disappoint. What’s more, we got stuck in for some Q&A action. It’s all below!
WWD: Can you tell us about the set you’ve recorded for us?
Matt’s always been a huge fan of Minologue and since they’ve disbanded Sebastian has been putting out music that we’re really enjoying, it’s some kind of techno-jazz. Then the rest of the set is more of a home listening session and includes some of the artists we’re really into at the moment, John Hopkins, Four Set, Tim Green, Hosh…
WWD: You’re DJing at the highly acclaimed Noisily Festival this week. What do you think the main challenges are between your Live set vs Dj Set?
It’s one of our favourite festivals and we’re really excited to be playing there.
Our live set consist of two separate control stations – Oli has piano, microphone, effects, and a synth – Matt has the laptop, a synth and effects so it’s a much bigger technical undertaking than Dj’ing although we’re happy to be keeping it simple at Noisily and we get the opportunity to play music we don’t normally get to play out.
WWD: We’ve heard you guys are working on your first studio album, can you give us any more more details?
We’ve got a few tracks finished and at the moment and we’re just smashing out ideas for the rest of the album, you guys will be amongst the first to hear it.
WWD: Is there any specific bit of kit you’d say shaped the Anaphase Sound?
Roland play a big part in our sound, the SH 101 and our Juno 106 get used a lot, and the Soundtoys plugins get used in everything, and we’re really into Audiorirty’s Grainspace at the moment which is nice for creating atmospheres and depth.
WWD: Your recent release on John Monkman’s Beesemyer Music was one of our highlights..how has you music evolved since the Disconnect EP?
We’re currently working on changing up the traditional song structure that we were doing, which pushes us away from the Disconnect EP a little bit…but all these things are temporary though, you often end up coming back to where you were and hopefully you brought something with you from your creative excursion!
WWD: You’ve just composed some music for Antoine Wagner, this must have been a great experience, can you tell us about the creative process when collaborating, is this something you enjoy…whats it liking working with another artist?
Antoine is pretty out there so he’s fun to work with, some of the pointers he gave us during the process were really good creative instructions, or some were hilarious or sometimes they were both. Ultimately he’s a great character and we enjoyed working with him and we would like to be doing more work like that, within in the audio visual medium.
WWD: Your last EP was remixed by Theo Kottis and John Monkman, how important are remixes to you and what value do you think they add to the release?
They’re really important to promote your tracks, and they introduce your music to another audience you might not normally get to, and you get to hear interpretations of your tracks from fantastic talent like Theo Kottis and John Monkman and they both did a great job.
WWD: And anything else hows your summer looking, upcoming gigs events?
We’re going to be working on getting our album done. and looking at booking some London shows at the end of the summer, but we’re going to be spending most of the time in our studio this Summer, air-con cranked to max.